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Our offices will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017. We will open again as usual at 08:30 (UK time) on Tuesday 2 May.

Why choose higher education?

We asked current undergraduate and postgraduate students to bottle their enthusiasm for higher education and express it in the form of a video for our 2015 Love Learning competition. Below are the winning entries
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Gabrielle Ward
Gabrielle's winning Love Learning entry.
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Grant Hampson
Grant's Love Learning entry.
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Eliot Short
Eliot's Love Learning entry.
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'It’s life changing!'

University isn't just about learning, the experience will enrich your life. You will:

  • increase your knowledge – study what you love, you’re interested in and with the top experts in their fields  
  • get your first true taste of independence and freedom, build self-confidence, experience all aspects of student life, broaden your horizons and meet new people
  • gain a qualification that’s internationally recognised - UK higher education qualifications are recognised and respected by employers and academics worldwide
  • develop the essential skills you’ll need in your career and working life – communication, organisation, time management, team work, leadership, problem-solving
  • increase your earning potential – having a degree makes you more attractive to employers, you’ll have a greater choice of jobs and you’ll earn more. The average salary for graduates is 30% higher than for non-graduates aged 25-30. In 2013–14 , 90% of all graduates were in work or further study within six months of leaving university
  • experience student life – yes, you’re expected to work hard but uni is also fun. Whatever your interests, there are a huge range of clubs, societies and a diverse social life on offer 

What you end up valuing the most may be a lot more than your course and you can make friends for life

  • ​Choose from more than 37,000 courses in over 25 subject areas.
  • You can focus on subjects you've studied at school, extending and deepening your knowledge in a subject you have a passion for, or a career you're aiming for.
  • Some subjects will be new to you and could be your new passion. Many courses offer opportunities to combine subjects to suit your interests and preferences.